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Growing and Sustaining a Private Practice: Opportunities Are Where You Find Them and Where You Make Them
There are forces that impinge on the ability to develop a successful independent practice. These include lack of training in the business of practice, cognitive distortions ...
Investigating The Ethical Life
APA Fellow Thomas G. Plante, PhD, writes often about the practicalities of living an ethical life. "Treat everybody with respect and compassion, even if you don't like them or agree with them," says Plante. "That's certainly how I organize my life."
Ethics is only one of Plante's specializations. His dissertation was on the psychological effects of aerobic exercise, and he is still professionally interested in health. Religion has become a major focus. Psychology and religion have had "a tumultuous relationship," but religion has a role to play in an ethical life, Plante says.Read More
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